Lancaster University to host Sketch 2017 Exhibition

Lancaster University - one of our key partners in the Festival - is hosting an exhbition celebrating the creative space of sketchbooks and journals at the Peter Scott Gallery which opens on 20th November 2017, which runs until December.

Originated by Rably Drawing Centre in 2005, Sketch is a biennial touring exhibition of artists' sketchbooks, selected from an international open call. The 2017 edition was selected by Tom Hammick (painter and printer), Peter Randell-Page RA (sculptor), and Gill Saunders (Senior Curator (Prints), Word & Image Dept., V&A Museum).

Dorothy's Colour is a display featuring the work of artist Zoe Benbow and poet Sarah Corbett following several weeks in residence at The Wordsworth Trust in Grasmere. They spent their time walking in the footsteps of Dorothy Wordsworth, following pathways Dorothy described in her ‘Grasmere Journals’ written over two hundred years ago.

The residency inspired a new poem sequence by Corbett and an original series of drawings and paintings by Benbow. Dorothy’s Colour presents a conversation between painting, drawing and poetry, and considers what it is to be a woman walking, writing and creating in the landscape. 

There will be a launch event on Wednesday 22nd November for the exhibition (starting at 6.30pm), where the winner of a Lancaster Arts Sketch commission will be announced.

• Sketch 2017 - Monday 20th November - 15th December 2017 Peter Scott Gallery, Great Hall Complex, Lancaster University, LA1 4YW | Exhibition details here

Dorothy's Colour is supported by: The Wordsworth Trust, Arts Council England, Department for English & Creative Writing (Lancaster University), The Friend’s Alumni Fund (Lancaster University), Lancaster Arts (Lancaster University)